International team of students explores how working memory may help us learn second languages
Learning a new language can be a challenge, as new vocabulary and grammatical rules can be hard for some people to grasp. To address this issue, a group of linguistics graduate students are examining how a person's working ...
Online learning: Varying lectures with tests improves attention, note-taking, and retention
The number of online educational offerings has exploded in recent years, but their rapid rise has spawned a critical question: Can such "virtual" classes cut through the maze of distractions— such as email, ...
Teachers' gestures boost math learning
Students perform better when their instructors use hand gestures – a simple teaching tool that could yield benefits in higher-level math such as algebra.
Math anxiety detected before fourth grade says researcher: Early nervousness over number impacts future performance
124 + 329 = tummy ache. According to a recent study by Rose Vukovic, NYU Steinhardt professor of teaching and learning, math gives some New York City students stomachaches, headaches, and a quickened heartbeat. In short, ...
Program to overcome early US Math deficiencies could improve workforce
One in five adults in the United States lacks the math competency expected of an eighth grader, according to the United States Center for Educational Statistics. University of Missouri researchers identified how a lack of ...
Supercomputing for a superproblem: A computational journey into pure mathematics
A world-famous mathematician responsible for solving one of the subject's most challenging problems has published his latest work as a University of Leicester research report.
Math anxiety causes trouble for students as early as first grade
Many high-achieving students experience math anxiety at a young age—a problem that can follow them throughout their lives, new research at the University of Chicago shows.
New twist on ancient math problem could improve medicine, microelectronics
A hidden facet of a math problem that goes back to Sanskrit scrolls has just been exposed by nanotechnology researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Connecticut.
Leading education publisher uses SpaceMath@NASA to help students master mathematics
NASA today announced that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Boston, has incorporated math problems developed by the SpaceMath@NASA program into some of its latest curriculum and educational products. SpaceMath ...
Key to school improvement: Reading, writing, arithmetic ... and character?
A study of 20 elementary schools in Hawaii has found that a focused program to build social, emotional and character skills resulted in significantly improved overall quality of education, as evaluated by teachers, parents ...
Researchers probe causes of math anxiety
Math problems make more than a few students - and even teachers - sweat, but new brain research is providing insights into the earliest causes of the anxiety so often associated with mathematics.
Tackling the big unanswered problems
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientific research is known to happen slowly but the timeframes pale into insignificance compared to the years spent on some of the great unsolved Maths problems.
SpaceMath@NASA breaks the three million download mark
The SpaceMath@NASA mathematics resource for teachers and students recently achieved a landmark number of downloads.
'Objectifying gaze' triggers conflicting outcomes for women
Something for men to think about the next time they gawk at an attractive female co-worker: That longing stare may touch off a vicious cognitive cycle that could hurt her ability to do her job well.